Print Workshop

DKW Arts On Main

The success of the Parkwood workshop necessitated that a consecutive workshop had to be opened to accommodate the influx of artists wishing to make use of the printmaking expertise honed by David Krut Arts Resource over the previous years. In 2010 David Krut Arts Resource launched a new state of the art intaglio printmaking facility and bookstore in the industrial part of eastern downtown Johannesburg.

Managed by Jillian Ross, DKW at Arts on Main is a cultural oasis that will provide the heartbeat for the future activities of David Krut Arts Resource.  Within its first year of existence the workshop at Arts on Main has proven to live up to this expectation as is evident by the number of successful collaborations facilitated by Ross.

Already boasting a printers portfolio encompassing works by South African artistic giants like William Kentridge and Deborah Bell, Diane Victor, Stephen Hobbs and Senzo Shabangu to name but a few.

 

DKW Parkwood

The David Krut Workshop (DKW) in Parkwood was established in 2002, the intention being to establish a collaborative environment on par with the international printmaking studios that David Krut Arts Resource have been dealing with over the past 25 years. Under the guidance of internationally revered master printmakers, the David Krut Workshop on Jan Smuts Avenue soon abounded into the unique intaglio and monotype studio that it is today.

Succeeding the foundations lain down by Hemminghaus, Tim Foulds and Jillian Ross significantly expanded the capacity of the workshop from 2003 onwards. Currently the Parkwood workshop is treated as a studio space for an artist’s residency, specifically for local artists, the most recent being Senzo Shabangu in preparation for is show at the David Krut Projects gallery on Jan Smuts Avenue, in September 2013.

The success of the Parkwood studio necessitated that a consecutive workshop had to be opened to accommodate the influx of artists who collaborate with David Krut Arts Resource. After the inauguration of the Arts on Main Workshop the role of the Parkwood studio significantly changed. Currently the impetus behind the activities at the Parkwood workshop is to create an experimental space where the South African printmaking accent can be developed and refined.

4 thoughts on “Print Workshop

Deborah Bell’s Alchemy: Exhibition at DKP, Cape Town | David Krut Projects April 16, 2011 at 9:36 am

[…] (107 Workshop), Phil Sanders (Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop) and regular projects at DKW and the new location at Art on Main with Jillian Ross, Mlungisi Kongisa and Niall […]

Arduino In The Print Studio | Tegan Bristow July 27, 2011 at 7:27 pm

[…] Experimental research between myself, Dino Fizzotti MSc at the Dept. of Electrical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand and Jill Ross Fine Art Printer with David Krut Fine Arts. […]

Senzo Shabangu’s AMANDLA! Opens 26 August at David Krut Projects Johannesburg | David Krut Projects August 22, 2012 at 12:50 pm

[…] exploring themes of power and the city which were created while the artist was in residence at the David Krut Print Workshop in Parkwood. “My artistic practice reflects on power and it’s many forms and facets, […]

Video: Faith47 Presents “Fragments of a Burnt History” at David Krut Projects Parkwood | David Krut Projects November 8, 2012 at 10:24 am

[…] created in-studio. It also includes a new series of monotypes made in collaboration with the David Krut Print Workshop. David Krut have made available a teaser video ahead of this solo […]

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